Worm Farm Design For The Classroom

“What would be a good worm farm design to build for classroom use? It needs to be relatively small and have access areas to observe how the worms are composting.” ~ Christina Hi Christina, While I haven’t created one myself, I suspect that it would be relatively easy to build a great educational worm bin.…

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Optimizing Worm Casting Production

“I have a rather big worm farm in Paraguay. The average temperature here is 35 degrees Celsius. I am looking for faster methods to obtain the worms castings. Could you tell me what sort of food is digested faster or what is the ideal environment to optimize my production?” ~ Alejandro Hi Alejandro, There are a…

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What types of food stuffs should not be put in the worm bin?

“What types of kitchen food stuffs should not be put in the worm bin?” ~ Mike Good question Mike, There is a lot of ‘gray area’ when it comes to what can and cannot be added to a vermicomposting system. Really, I would say it depends on your experience level and what exactly you are…

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Worm Farm Business Advice

“Hi, I have read that worm farming can be profitable and I would like assistance on how to set-up a worm farm. Any help would be great.” ~ Gareth K. Hi Gareth, Like most businesses, a worm farming business is one that requires a lot of time and effort in order to become really successful…

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Worm Composting with Dog Poo

“I found the newsletter on manure very informative.  I do have a question concerning manure for worms.  I do not have much access to “regular” animal farm manure, however, I do have an abundance of dog poo. Has anyone ever used dog dirt as a food source for their worm bins?  If so, are there…

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Worm Composting In Vermont Winters

“Just read your current newsletter (3 Apr) Regarding species of worms – what will survive with least attention in Vermont? I would love to be able to use the “red wigglers” in my compost bin – I have plenty of horse manure to add. But I have not been able to get them to overwinter.…

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Worm Composting With Sawdust

“Will worms digest sawdust?” ~ Jack B. Hi Jack, The short answer to that question is no. Worms do not possess the digestive capability to process (and derive nutrients from) materials such as woodchips and sawdust. As is the case with ‘regular’ composting, it is important to keep in the mind the “carbon to nitrogen…

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